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Painting The Nude Figure
by Jan Paul Wolff

September 2024

Dates: September 20th – 23th



VATA-Hütteldorfer Straße 128/2





9:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30

Workshop Fee:



(Early Bird: 300€


"In this course, we will concentrate on creating a convincing study of the nude figure painted from life. Figure painting has long been a cornerstone of academic art training, teaching artists to develop precision in observation and a thorough understanding of painting and drawing principles.

Mastering figure painting equips artists to address the most challenging aspects of traditional painting, such as large-scale compositions and precise portraiture.

Our focus will be on anatomy, structure, the flow of light, balance, proportions, and composition.

By taking this course, you will learn to approach figure painting in a clear, methodical manner that can be applied to your own artwork. You will gain the ability to ask yourself the right questions, which will advance your artistic development even after the course concludes.

I will share insights based on my research into 19th-century painting methods taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as modern techniques taught in contemporary academies, and show outstanding examples of successful figure studies to be inspired by."

the artist's website:



Jan Paul Wolff is a German born Austrian painter and multimedia artist trained in the visual arts from the age of 14. At the Florence Academy of Art he received a diploma in 2023 with a perfect score. He is studying traditional oil painting methods of the old masters and tries to get as close as possible to their techniques and understanding of materials and design. Jan Paul is concerned with atmosphere and mood - an essential quality to art, specifically oil painting. He believes by trying to connect to the chain of realist tradition one will be able to reach a wide audience - the viewer will always be able to have an immediate reaction to realism - a known built in psychologically charged visual realm.

To view some of Jan's work, see his website click here 

or on Instagram click here

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